The Hayy Jameel Façade Commission: ‘The Cell’ by Zahrah Alghamdi

    The Hayy Jameel Façade Commission: ‘The Cell’ by Zahrah Alghamdi

    (December 23, 2023 - September 1, 2024)

    Clay is a primal material, bound up in creation stories the world over and used for millennia by humans to construct dwellings and quotidian objects. In "The Cell", Zahrah Alghamdi draws on this long history and mythology to create a sculptural work that speaks to the common origins and the shared histories of humanity across time. Zahrah has long explored ideas around our relationships to one another and to the earth through her poetic practice – often utilising tactile and natural materials

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